“JEFFERSON COUNTY 2013″
by Jeanne Horton
Every time I design a new line I struggle with a name that is fitting. This year since, I was celebrating 30 years of being in business the girls and I began brainstorming ideas and came up with the idea that the name should incorporate something with Jefferson in it. Jefferson is the street I call home. So I was pitching names to Windham and “Jefferson County” just seemed right to us all. The rest is history. This is my sixth line and I think I get more excited with the process and outcome every time a new line is dropped. This particular line is one of my favorites and this is why. You will quickly see that these fabrics play nice when used together and have a great scrappy impact, your quilt projects can be planned with color, it works well with other lines out in the marketplace and it gives you a lasting feel for the Civil War Era fabrics we all love.
The shop girls have created many new quilts and we will continue to design and dream into 2014 so I can give you an idea of what you can dream and do with the Jefferson Country fabrics you fall in love with.
There are Nickel cuts packaged for $11.20 and we have a limited amount of Jelly Rolls for $38.40.
“133 Jefferson” is the first quilt I will reference from Jefferson County. The pattern is one of mine designed by my staff and can be ordered through the shop for $12.00. This quilt design is a story in itself. The quilt was created from a years worth of wonderful “Over 30 Quilts” the shop girls all created for the shop celebrating my 30 years. There are elements from each design that have then been incorporated into the 133 Jefferson quilt pattern. The quilt measures 80″ x 80″ and the kit is available for $165.00.
The next quilt is called “The Jefferson Register” , it measures 70″ x 70″, the pattern is $9.00 and the kits are $146.00. This quilt was inspired by an antique I saw and thought the fabrics were so fitting. This is one of my favorites.
“Colin’s Grove” was designed by Selma and named after her grandson Colin. It to was inspired by an antique quilt she admired. The quilt is stunning and serves as a perfect backdrop for our festive holiday trees but will bridge into winter with the colors she chose. The quilt measures 80″ x 80″, the kits are $157.00 and the pattern sells for $9.00.
Since Windham made us nickel cuts and Selma is the queen of patterns for nickel squares we knew we needed a quilt. It is known as “Jefferson Square”. The quilt is a great little scrappy quilt that uses the entire Jefferson County line of fabrics and when it is completed the finished size measures 46″ x 46″. The kits sell for $63.00 and the pattern is sold separately for $8.50.
Vickie loves history and her quilt using the fabric is called “Lucy Adams”, the line has the greatest old pinks and this little quilt has been very popular in the shop. The Lucy quilt measures 54″ x 64″ and the kit can be purchased for $122.00. Pattern is needed for $9.00.
Suzanne has also designed a great historic quilt from Jefferson County. It is called “Monticello”. It is a perfect size for the sofa measuring 45″ x 55″. The pattern is $9.00 and the kit can be yours for $80.00. This quilt uses the browns and old faded blues. The results are just perfect and you will find you can enjoy this beauty year round. We have a couple of other quilts we used pieced from the line and I think you might enjoy them as well.
Suzanne also designed a great quilt called “Snow Valley”. She used some of the my reds and an old background that Selma also used as her background in Colin’s Grove. It is one beauty to be loved year round. I think you will enjoy it all winter and it is quite appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Your quilt measures 72″ x 72″ and the kit is sold for $138.00. You will need the pattern and it is $9.00.
The last quilt I will mention at this time is also just using some of the fabric from the line, the old faded blues, a wonderful old tan print I can’t seem to get enough of and our great backgrounds. This quilt again was an antique quilt pattern I had admired and had just been waiting for the right line and fabric to make it up. The pattern is Hands All Around. I named the quilt “Warm Woolen Mittens” It measures out to be 50″ x 50″ and the kit is $72.00. Our pattern can be purchased for $9.00. You will enjoy it hung in the right place and I think it will be cozy to cuddle in as the border is a brushed flannel. I hope seeing the collection of Jefferson County quilts helps you visualize the many possibilities and great versatility this fabric line has to offer.
Jefferson County fabric is $11.20 a yard and the shop elves have even cut a collection of I/2 yard cuts for $212.80 and a fat quarter collection that can be purchased for $114.00. Wouldn’t you love to find this in your Christmas stockings?
It is time for another NEW Quilt using this incredibly easy to use line of fabric. Vickie has redone her Beth series quilts. This is “Beth in Blue”. Beth is 37″ x 43″, the kits are $43.00 and the pattern sells for $8.50.
“Orchard House 2012″
by Jeanne Horton
You are all probably wondering where on earth did this name come from? I have always loved the movie ”Little Women” but I particularly love the March families House “Orchard House”. I find myself watching and enjoying the movie but more over I’m really studying the house and how it evolves every season. I can just get lost in the simple Prim style I love and the shop does best. You will find that same simple style and the vintage colors make this fabric line easy to integrate with other favorite fabrics. Being a consumer I think this is something that is very important and I try to consider that when I’m building a new collection for my customer. The collection consists of 38 skus.
When I was gathering my ideas for the new collection I knew the time line on the fabrics matched up so then I began to think about the quilt possibilities. I know the shop girls can hardly wait to have fabric in hand so they can play. The plan is to design quilts for the March family members and put an emphiasis on the changing seasons at Orchard House. You will be excited to see how relevent this line is in the modern day country style and prim decors we embrace today.
Orchard House by Windham Fabrics began dropping into local shops this past September 2012. We are offering Fat Quarter collections for $118.00, Nickel Collections are priced out at $23.00 and many great new quilt inspirations will be introduced at our “Annual American Country Christmas Open House” November 9-11. You can see the “Orchard House Quilt” on the left and this is the free pattern offered on Windham’s website. If you order a kit from us just ask us to include the pattern, the kit is priced at $116.00.
Over the past few months the girls have been busy making up several New Patterns using my Orchard House fabrics. Vickie and Suzanne have so loved using this fabric line and you will love where the patterns and fabric takes you..
“Mr. March” is 60″ x 66″, the kit is $100.00 and is on line if you wish to order. this is the quilt you can seen to the right.
“Marmee’s Wish” is soft and a patch quilt like Marmee loved. It is 54″ square. Vickie also has a wonderful velvet pillow pattern that says “Bless all the dear children in thy tender care”. Kits are also available for these projects. Marmee’s Wish sells for $75.50.
“Angel Over the House”is only 17 x 23 but very special. The kit is only $18.50, there isn’t a back but one can be added. Vickie just redid this pattern for Valentine Angel and that can be seen on line too. There are 3 pinkeep patterns included in this pattern a heart shape and two squares.
“Remembering Christmas” is another easy 4-Patch we did up for the holidays but is a classic for anytime. This quilt is 74″ x 78″ and the kit is priced at $95.00 and can be seen on the bed on the past Christmas blog.
“Professor Bhaer” is another favorite , it’s a great neutral with grey being the new neutral color that everyone is looking for. It’s easy to use and would be a great quilt to use as a throw. It is 48″ x 56″.
“Aunt March“ was designed by Suzanne. It is a smaller project 36″ x 41″ and the kit is $55.00. This little stars in this quilt twinkle all through it and it has been a customer favorite.
You also see Holly Berries in the cupboard the background used in this quilt is Orchard House too. I never stops amazing us how much fun we can have with this fabric line. If you haven’t tried it I hope you will because not only is it good as a collection it works with several other lines of fabric and from a customers stand point that makes it a fabric they can always go to if searching for just that right fabric.
“Hananh’s Orchard House Table Runner” was another pattern everyone seemed to love. We had to sit pomegranates on it for Christmas and greens were stunning too. I don’t think you will tire of it because it is classic and forever. The kit for this runner is$29.50.
“The Antique Pinetree”Pattern uses the fabric line but not entirely we used an Andover background that was fitting. The tree and trunk, binding and backing are all out of Orchard House. The quilt is 68″ x 81″. Kits are $118.00.
“Winter At Orchard House“ is a beautiful new quilt designed by Vickie. It’s a quilt that definitely picks up the serenity and freshness of new fallen snow. You will note there is almost a hint of spring with the subtle pops of soft pink that twinkles through the blocks. The quilt is 50″ x 62″ and the cost of this kit is $110.00 with pattern sold separately for $8.50.
“Meg’s Dowry Quilt” and “Daisy’s Doll Quilt” are sold together in one pattern for $9.50. Suzanne is the designer of this quilt, it is 57 1/2″ 67 1/2″ and the Doll Quilt is 20″ x 22″. I love how the background muddles and makes this quilt so pleasing. Quite honestly it could be for any gender. The kit for Meg’s quilt is $123.00 and includes the binding. You will end up with enough scraps to piece your doll quilt and you can order the border and binding for this and you will have both quilts.
“American Spirit 2011″
by Jeanne Horton
Oh what fun you are going to have with my new 2011 line of fabric. It is a taste of Americana, and can be dated back to the late 1880′s. I love the subtle aging we were able to achieve with the prints and when you see how well these fabrics all play together you are going to be so excited with all of your quilting possibilities.
The Designer Panel is truly incredible. You are able to download the “Rocky Road” pattern from Windham’s website and make a pretty swell looking quilt. www.windhamfabrics.com I just know this is going to be one of your favorites. The actual old scrappy string quilt is one of my favorite quilts that I have found is not just seasonal it works well in any decor and can be used any time. I love classic an timeless quilts. I’m so happy to be able to share this one with you.
We have kits available should you decide you want to make this spirited quilt. The actual quilt size is 82 x 84 and the kit comes packaged with either my new Spirit cotton velvet or one of the cotton coordinates for binding. If you chose to order the velvet binding the kit price is $110.50 and if you choose the cotton binding the price will be $101.60. Remember we can also add backing if you want us to from the fabric line coordinates. We are doing some amazing projects so don’t forget to get on our weekly newsletter mailing list so you don’t miss the updates telling you about what we are up to.
We have also made just a gosh darn beautiful whole cloth quilt that is just like my original old quilt. It measures 72″ x 88″ and the kit includes the old gold velvet we like so much as the binding for $75.95.
Because of the way the fabric comes on the bolts we have packaged a wonderful throw size cover up or it could be used as a table topper. This kit size is 72″ x 72″ and the cost for this size is $68.80. If you need backing for this size we can always cut a coordinate from the line and mail it along with your kit..
I think you are going to love this idea just as much as the free pattern choice.
“American Spirit” is also the name of another quilt pattern we have given Windham for you to download off there website. www.windhamfabrics.com This quilt is a much larger quilt and suitable for your bed , it measures 87″ x 98″. The kit is available through us for $165.00. I hope the Spirit grabs you like it has us.
We are pretty excited because we have made up our first quilt fromthe strike off fabrics and we are callin it simply “Spirit”. It really turned out great. It is a fun pinwheel block and all of the fabrics really play together swell. This is a smaller quilt to just enjoy. It measures 57 x 76. The pattern is available for $8.50 and our kits are $104.00.
You can also order a fat quarter sampler of my aged cotton “Spirit Velvets” for $40.80. They was like a dream, feel nice and wait until you work with them. The colors are Cadet Blue, Coffee, Pomegranate, Vanilla Bean, Old Gold, Army Green, Windham has added a plain Cream for Dying and a True Red. The fabric sells for $20.40 a yard you can order yardage needed at anytime. We have the complet line packaged in our cotton velvet sampler pack or you can ask for just my colors.
The New “American Spirit” fabric collection has 32 sku’s in the line and this is counting the Designer panel which we have made part of the fat quarter collection we are selling for $93.00.
Selma one of our shop girls has made a great new quilt she is calling “American Carpenter” and the name is fitting since it is a Carpenter’s Wheel Block. This quilt makes a great topper for your table because of its size which is 46 x 46.
Now we did not intend this to look like a Christmas quilt but what a nice surprise when it did. I can surely see a great table scape all done up with a basket of fresh greens and pinecones.
The kit has the binding included for $54.00 and you can purchase Selma’s pattern for $8.50.
Suzanne another one of the shop girls has made a wonderful quilt out of the American Spirit fabrics too. She calls her quilt “American Crossroads“. This quilt can also be used for a table top but I really would like to see it hung . The use of our striped fabric for the border makes it sing. The quilt measures 45.5 x45.5. The kits is priced at $84.00 and includes your binding. Suzannes new pattern is also available for $8.50.
Carol Hopkins one of our favorite designers loved our fabrics and has come up with the most adorable quilt for us, she calls it “Allegheny County”.
Carol’s pattern makes this totally wonderful 27″x 31″ size quilt. We have packaged our kit with the pattern, binding, and backing for $55.00. Just an idea for you ,I love to put a quilt this size in our folk angel’s arm it is fun to display your small quilts this way.
American Spirit circa 1880
Simpler Tymes circa 1860
This is what is left from my 2010 line of fabric.